The year is 1948 and Maurice Zammit Tabona and his brother Walter are about to set their dream in motion; the launching of their very own hospitality business. A groundbreaking enterprise at a time when the tourism industry in Malta was still in its infancy, the 40-bedroom Tigne Court Hotel, was an unprecedented success, prompting the brothers to open their second hotel, Hotel Fortina in 1966.
The 71 years that follow, would see Michael, Adrian and Julian, Maurice’s children take over the business and in keeping with the entrepreneurial spirit of the previous generation, expand the company and divert into new areas, until in 1974, they bought two small passenger vessels to operate the now renowned Captain Morgan Cruises. By 1987, Captain Morgan Cruises had become a household name, catering to a formidable 148,000 passengers. Running a fleet of 11 vessels and offering a range of exciting tours, today, Captain Morgan Cruises remains at the forefront of cruise tours in Malta, with an unmatched reputation for customer-oriented service.